My DS is a 4yr scholarship recipient. He is currently in the first semester of his MS1 year. He has mentioned to me on two occasions that he is considering joining the SMP in order to gain more OML points. I have done some cursorary research through older posts and it looks to me like this is not a wise choice to make. There doesn't appear to be any real benefit and some very obvious potential "problems". I would like him to continue to remain strictly a scholarship cadet. He is doing well academically, in PT and in his MS classes. I would love input from all of you have have more knowledge on this issue. He tells me there are upperclassmen who have done it and are encouraging him, as well as a someone at the university (someone who sounds more like a recruiter to me). Thanks for any wisdom you care to share.